Dhammapada

Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 393

Na jaṭāhi na gottena jaccā hoti brāhmaṇo
Yamhi saccañca dhammo ca so sucī so va brāhmaṇo

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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 393

Not by matted hair, nor by family, nor by birth does one become a bràhmaua. But in whom there exist both truth and righteousness, pure is he, a bràhmaua is he.
English translation by Ven. Narada Maha Thera. For free distribution only.

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